Nicholas G. Carr

Nicholas G. Carr is an independent business writer whose work centers on business strategy, information technology, and their intersection. He has written more than a dozen articles and interviews for the Harvard Business Review, including “IT Doesn’t Matter,” “Hypermediation: Commerce as Clickstream,” and “Being Virtual: Character and the New Economy.” He has also written for the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, and Business 2.0 and was a columnist for the Industry Standard for more than a year.

Between 1997 and 2003, Carr held top editorial positions at the Harvard Business Review, including executive editor and, for most of 2002, acting editor. Articles he edited won McKinsey Awards as the best articles published in HBR in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. Before joining HBR, he was a principal at Mercer Management Consulting.

Carr has been a featured speaker at many business events, including the Harvard Internet & Society Conference, the Harvard Business School Strategy and the Business Environment Conference, Comdex, the Government CIO Summit, and the Forbes/IBM Executive Forum. His ideas have been featured in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, the Washington Post, and CIO, among other publications. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Harvard University.